On Monday, an earthquake rattled Java, the largest island in Indonesia, damaging dozens of structures and forcing residents into the streets of the capital in search of shelter. Java island in Indonesia is shaken by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6; more than 100 fatalities, over 300 injuries, and the triggering of a landslide. The casualty is expected to rise as the rescue and other essential work is carried out.
The West Java province’s Cianjur region, at a depth of 10 kilometres, was the epicentre of the magnitude 5.4 earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey (6.2 miles).
Authorities in the Cianjur district reported damage to dozens of structures, including homes.
The greater Jakarta area felt the tremor very strongly. For more than three minutes, the capital’s high-rises shook, and some residents were forced to flee. The vast archipelago nation experiences earthquakes frequently, but they are rarely noticed in Jakarta.
Due to its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, which is home to more than 270 million people, Indonesia, a vast archipelago, is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.